overs 30 different arcade games, with credit to several notable players such as Leo Daniels and Bill Heinman. The author covers Armor Attack, Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Astro Blaster, Astro Fighter, Battlezone, Berzerk, Centipede, Crazy Climber, Defender, Galaxian, Gorf, Missile Command, Monaco GP, Moon Cresta, Pac-Man, Phoenix, Pleiades, Rally-X, Scramble, Sky Raider, Space Fury, Space Invaders, Space Invaders Part II, Space Odyssey, Space Zap, Star Castle, Targ, Venture, and Wizard of Wor. Each game is presented with a B&W illustration of the board (Wizard
Of Wor includes a diagram of every maze) with pointers to what each part of the screen represents and then has the following sections in outline format: controls, scoring, dangers, observations, and strategies. This would be a good reference for anyone writing a computer version of these classics. There are (at least) 5 variations of this book and all can be distinguished by the appearance of the cover. The rarest version is the one that was published by Troll as indicated on the front
cover and the spine (but the inside info says that it was published by Bantam); the other 4 were published by Bantam. Two of the Bantam versions have a yellow triangle in the lower-right corner of the front cover that says, "INCLUDES THE HOTTEST TIPS ON PAC-MAN" (the Troll version has this, too). They differ in that one says "SPECIAL BOOK CLUB EDITION" in small letters to the right of the "HOW TO" portion of the title and the other does not (some of those may have a "SPECIAL EDITION"
sticker in the top-right corner). The other two (non-"Pac-Man" Bantam) variations are identical except for the very top portion of the spine where the rooster logo can be either red or yellow. There are other minor differences as well but the text content appears to be the same. One version has a yellow triangle in the upper-left corner of the front cover that's an add for GCE's Game-Time, Arcade-Time, and Sports-Time handheld games. The first 2 pages as well as the back
cover are ads for them as well. The last 3 pages are ads for CGE's Vectrex system and games, as well as for their Space -N-Counter and Chase-N-Counter handheld games.